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Taking Back the Slums - 03 Mar 2013
Two police officers stand silhouetted against the sky in Rio de Janeiro’s Parque Alegria slum as a military helicopter buzzes overhead.

Security forces have come to help install a Police Peacekeeping Unit in the area. The initiative is part of a programme to improve security in Rio, which is gearing up to host the 2014 soccer World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games.
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March 03, 2013
Police officers (top R) patrol the Parque Alegria slum as a military helicopter flies overhead during...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Police officers patrol the Parque Alegria slum as a military helicopter flies overhead during an operation...
Police officers (top R) patrol the Parque Alegria slum as a military helicopter flies overhead during an operation to install the Police Peacekeeping Unit (UPP) in the region, in Rio de Janeiro March 3, 2013. The introduction of the peacekeeping program in the region is part of efforts to crack down on crime and increase security as the city prepares to host the 2014 World Cup soccer tournament and the 2016 Olympic Games. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: CRIME LAW CIVIL UNREST SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)
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March 03, 2013
Police officers take up position at the Parque Alegria slum during an operation to install the Police...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Police officers take up position at the Parque Alegria slum during an operation in Rio de Janeiro
Police officers take up position at the Parque Alegria slum during an operation to install the Police Peacekeeping Unit (UPP) in the region, in Rio de Janeiro March 3, 2013. The introduction of the peacekeeping program in the region is part of efforts to crack down on crime and increase security as the city prepares to host the 2014 World Cup soccer tournament and the 2016 Olympic Games. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: CRIME LAW CIVIL UNREST SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)
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March 03, 2013
A Brazilian marine stands in front a combat car before an operation to install the Police Peacekeeping...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
A Brazilian marine stands in front a combat car before an operation in Rio de Janeiro
A Brazilian marine stands in front a combat car before an operation to install the Police Peacekeeping Unit (UPP) in the Parque Alegria slum and its region, in Rio de Janeiro March 3, 2013. The introduction of the peacekeeping program in the region is part of efforts to crack down on crime and increase security as the city prepares to host the 2014 World Cup soccer tournament and the 2016 Olympic Games. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: CRIME LAW CIVIL UNREST SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP MILITARY)
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March 03, 2013
Brazilian marines inside a combat car observe as police officers from the Special Operations Battalion...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Brazilian marines inside a combat car observe as police officers from the Special Operations Battalion...
Brazilian marines inside a combat car observe as police officers from the Special Operations Battalion (BOPE) stand before an operation to install the Police Peacekeeping Unit (UPP) at Parque Alegria slum and its region, in Rio de Janeiro March 3, 2013. The introduction of the peacekeeping program in the region is part of efforts to crack down on crime and increase security as the city prepares to host the 2014 World Cup soccer tournament and the 2016 Olympic Games. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: CRIME LAW CIVIL UNREST SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP MILITARY)
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March 03, 2013
Police officers walk on a railroad as they patrol the Parque Alegria slum during an operation to install...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Police officers walk on a railroad as they patrol the Parque Alegria slum during an operation in Rio...
Police officers walk on a railroad as they patrol the Parque Alegria slum during an operation to install the Police Peacekeeping Unit (UPP) in the region, in Rio de Janeiro March 3, 2013. The introduction of the peacekeeping program in the region is part of efforts to crack down on crime and increase security as the city prepares to host the 2014 World Cup soccer tournament and the 2016 Olympic Games. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: CRIME LAW CIVIL UNREST SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)
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March 03, 2013
A police officer patrols the Parque Alegria slum during an operation to install the Police Peacekeeping...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
A police officer patrols the Parque Alegria slum during an operation in Rio de Janeiro
A police officer patrols the Parque Alegria slum during an operation to install the Police Peacekeeping Unit (UPP) in the region, in Rio de Janeiro March 3, 2013. The introduction of the peacekeeping program in the region is part of efforts to crack down on crime and increase security as the city prepares to host the 2014 World Cup soccer tournament and the 2016 Olympic Games. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: CRIME LAW CIVIL UNREST SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)
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March 03, 2013
Police officers patrol the Parque Alegria slum as their colleagues (L) patrol the Linha Vermelha freeway,...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Police officers patrol the Parque Alegria slum as their colleagues patrol the Linha Vermelha freeway...
Police officers patrol the Parque Alegria slum as their colleagues (L) patrol the Linha Vermelha freeway, a major access route to Rio de Janeiro's International Airport, during an operation to install the Police Peacekeeping Unit (UPP) in the region, in Rio de Janeiro March 3, 2013. The introduction of the peacekeeping program in the region is part of efforts to crack down on crime and increase security as the city prepares to host the 2014 World Cup soccer tournament and the 2016 Olympic Games. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: CRIME LAW CIVIL UNREST SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)
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March 03, 2013
A resident opens the door for a police officer as he patrols the Parque Alegria slum during an operation...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
A resident opens the door for a police officer as he patrols the Parque Alegria slum during an operation...
A resident opens the door for a police officer as he patrols the Parque Alegria slum during an operation to install the Police Peacekeeping Unit (UPP) in the region, in Rio de Janeiro March 3, 2013. The introduction of the peacekeeping program in the region is part of efforts to crack down on crime and increase security as the city prepares to host the 2014 World Cup soccer tournament and the 2016 Olympic Games. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: CRIME LAW CIVIL UNREST SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)
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March 03, 2013
Brazilian marines drive a combat car next to the Linha Vermelha freeway, which is the major access route...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Brazilian marines drive a combat car next to the Linha Vermelha freeway during an operation in Rio de...
Brazilian marines drive a combat car next to the Linha Vermelha freeway, which is the major access route to Rio de Janeiro's International Airport, during an operation to install the Police Peacekeeping Unit (UPP) at Parque Alegria slum and its region, in Rio de Janeiro March 3, 2013. The introduction of the peacekeeping program in the region is part of efforts to crack down on crime and increase security as the city prepares to host the 2014 World Cup soccer tournament and the 2016 Olympic Games. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: CRIME LAW CIVIL UNREST SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP MILITARY)
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March 03, 2013
Brazilian marines drive a combat car next to the Linha Vermelha freeway, which is the major access route...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Brazilian marines drive a combat car next to the Linha Vermelha freeway during an operation in Rio de...
Brazilian marines drive a combat car next to the Linha Vermelha freeway, which is the major access route to Rio de Janeiro's International Airport, during an operation to install the Police Peacekeeping Unit (UPP) at Parque Alegria slum and its region, in Rio de Janeiro March 3, 2013. The introduction of the peacekeeping program in the region is part of efforts to crack down on crime and increase security as the city prepares to host the 2014 World Cup soccer tournament and the 2016 Olympic Games. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: CRIME LAW CIVIL UNREST SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP MILITARY)
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March 03, 2013
A police officer patrols the Parque Alegria slum during an operation to install the Police Peacekeeping...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
A police officer patrols the Parque Alegria slum during an operation in Rio de Janeiro
A police officer patrols the Parque Alegria slum during an operation to install the Police Peacekeeping Unit (UPP) in the region, in Rio de Janeiro March 3, 2013. The introduction of the peacekeeping program in the region is part of efforts to crack down on crime and increase security as the city prepares to host the 2014 World Cup soccer tournament and the 2016 Olympic Games. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: CRIME LAW CIVIL UNREST SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)
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March 03, 2013
Police officers walk on a railroad during a patrol at the Parque Alegria slum as residents talk at a...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Police officers walk on a railroad during a patrol at the Parque Alegria slum as residents talk at a...
Police officers walk on a railroad during a patrol at the Parque Alegria slum as residents talk at a street bar during an operation to install the Police Peacekeeping Unit (UPP) in the region, in Rio de Janeiro March 3, 2013. The introduction of the peacekeeping program in the region is part of efforts to crack down on crime and increase security as the city prepares to host the 2014 World Cup soccer tournament and the 2016 Olympic Games. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: CRIME LAW CIVIL UNREST)
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March 03, 2013
Police officers take up position at the Parque Alegria slum during an operation to install the Police...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Police officers take up position at the Parque Alegria slum during an operation in Rio de Janeiro
Police officers take up position at the Parque Alegria slum during an operation to install the Police Peacekeeping Unit (UPP) in the region, in Rio de Janeiro March 3, 2013. The introduction of the peacekeeping program in the region is part of efforts to crack down on crime and increase security as the city prepares to host the 2014 World Cup soccer tournament and the 2016 Olympic Games. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: CRIME LAW CIVIL UNREST SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)
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March 03, 2013
Police officers patrol the Parque Alegria slum during an operation to install the Police Peacekeeping...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Police officers patrol the Parque Alegria slum during an operation in Rio de Janeiro
Police officers patrol the Parque Alegria slum during an operation to install the Police Peacekeeping Unit (UPP) in the region, in Rio de Janeiro March 3, 2013. The introduction of the peacekeeping program in the region is part of efforts to crack down on crime and increase security as the city prepares to host the 2014 World Cup soccer tournament and the 2016 Olympic Games. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: CRIME LAW CIVIL UNREST SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)
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